Warehouse 3540

Warehouse 3540 – Offering a Uniquely Kauai Shopping and Dining Experience
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When only the highest quality artisan goods will work as souvenirs, just take a trip to Warehouse 3540 in South Shore Kauai. With its nice collection of quaint shops, this creative community marketplace makes it easy to find the perfect gifts. If you work up an appetite along the way, there’s a ton of food trucks outside plus a sweet coffee truck right in the warehouse.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

For all the best artisan goods in South Shore Kauai, you absolutely have to stop by Warehouse 3540. Inside, you’ll find a collection of locally-owned and operated shops selling upscale goods with the price to match. Once you work up an appetite shopping around, just go outside to the many food trucks on site to fuel up for more fun.

As you walk through the open-air warehouse, you’ll undoubtedly notice that each shop boasts big character all its own. Their goods often spill out into the entryways, enticing you to come in and take a look. While browsing all the shops, you can find jewelry, clothing, artwork, home décor, handcrafted soaps, and gifts. If you like to minimize your impact on the environment while you shop, you can even get consignment goods at Take-Two.

If you’d like to buy tasty treats for the road, you can stop by Sugar Skull for cakes, pastries, and all the other baked goods you could want. Prefer something a little healthier? Just swing over to The Local Beet for fresh, local produce of all kinds. Just don’t miss the chance to order your coffee of choice from Kind Coffee Co., an ultra-cute trailer located right inside the warehouse. They have all the best coffee drinks plus cookies that will have you singing their praises far and wide.

As you shop around, hunger will undoubtedly strike big time. When that happens, just go outside to visit the food trucks for your meal of choice. Although the lineup changes regularly, you can usually get locally-caught fish from the Kauai Poke Co. and Mexican street food from Uncle Bobby’s. Once you decide, you can take your selections back inside to sit at the tables in between all the shops. While you chow down, the fantastic wares all around will surely grab your attention, readying you for yet another shopping extravaganza.

Top things to do here include:

Go to the Night Market
On the 2nd Saturday of each month, they open up the doors through the evening hours for their night market. If you swing by, you can enjoy all their great food and shops plus visit vendors onsite just for that event. Plus, they often have local musicians playing live for the crowd all throughout the evening.  

Enjoy Lei Making
On Wednesdays and Fridays from around 10 am to 2 pm, come down to watch their lei-making demonstration. Also during that time, they’ll have leis for sale, so you can take a few home as souvenirs for your family, friends, and coworkers. Don’t miss the chance for awesome photo opportunities while wearing your handmade leis.

Attend Craft Workshops
At Small Craft Advisory, you can get crafty while following right along with the experts. Their workshops usually cover all there is to know about printing and sewing, although they do change it up from time to time. Your sessions include all materials and expert guidance, so you can easily create like the pros.

All the shops and food trucks keep loose hours, so don’t be surprised to find them closed on occasion. When that happens, all you can do is jet out and try again another day. As this creative community marketplace is endlessly unique, it’s best to wait it out if you can and just plan a trip back instead of shopping elsewhere.

Insider Tips:
-If there’s no parking out front, you’re welcome to go around back to park.
-Expect to spend at least two hours here if you want to browse all the shops and enjoy a meal from the food trucks.
-The shop owners love to chat about their wares, so feel free to ask them any questions that come up.